Triaz Group, a mailorder company producing fashion brands Waschbär, Minibär, Vivanda and Pranahaus joined FWF on 1 September 2011.
Brand Performance Check 2017
Triaz has shown advanced results on performance indicators and has made exceptional progress. Triaz has monitored 96% of its own production locations, which meets FWF requirements – 80% for members in their 3rd+ year of membership.
Sustainability and social compliance are a core part of Triaz’s work. When sourcing new suppliers and evaluating current ones, Triaz heavily weights their efforts towards social compliance as a key deciding factor. In a new supplier management system being developed by the member, sustainability is given the highest priority when evaluating a supplier and has veto power over all other aspects (price, quality, logistics etc).
Triaz communicates with its suppliers regularly and discusses production planning and pricing in an open dialogue. In 2016 Triaz made improvements to its internal production planning system to spread orders out more evenly during the year for suppliers and put less pressure on suppliers to deliver at a specific time. Triaz has motivated six suppliers to join the Workplace Education Programme, for example in Turkey and Tunisia.
Triaz works with a large number of external producers, and makes additional efforts to monitor those suppliers above any FWF requirements. In addition to knowing all production locations, Triaz has planned audits at a number of locations and actively works with them on the Corrective Action Plans.
FWF encourages Triaz to continue its work on analysing the root causes of excessive overtime and scale the learnings it has from its two main suppliers to other suppliers in its supply chain. Additionally, Triaz is encouraged to continue working towards payment of a living wage with its suppliers, including detailed product costing calculations per garment and updating its pricing policy.
Score: 79 Percentage under monitoring: 96% Category: Leader